Absences & Pay
As the Covid-19 situation progresses, employers will continue to have to deal with queries around how to deal with sickness and absence at work.
Organisations may find themselves dealing with absences for a variety of reasons and will need to manage these in line with employees’ legal rights as well as current government guidance on self-isolation and quarantine.
We have produced guides to summarise the legal rights to pay and suggested best practice for different types of absence:
Please contact us if you have any questions on your obligations as an employer or require any support in relation to Covid-19.
Tips for managing grievances during the Covid-19 pandemic17 August 2020
Some sectors have seen high levels of employees on furlough or working from home. As restrictions ease and employees gradually start to return to “normal” working, this article considers the challenges HR may face in managing grievances that might arise during this time.
Coronavirus: absences from work and entitlement to pay06 August 2020
The Coronavirus situation may lead to workplace absences for a variety of reasons. This is our summary of legal rights to pay and suggested best practice for different types of absence.
Sickness and sick pay – FAQs for employers as lockdown restrictions ease06 August 2020
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Coronavirus – FAQs on staffing decisions when reopening workplaces03 August 2020
Employers are facing many employment law issues as restrictions begin to be eased and more employees can come back to work. These FAQs cover specific issues in relation to deciding which employees should stay at home and what happens if employees do not want to return to work.
Staffing decisions when reopening workplaces - flowchart03 August 2020
We have produced a useful flowchart which will help employers to decide which employees can return to work as part of the Covid-19 road to recovery.